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Rob Writes Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of TIGER Funding for SEPTA 30th Street Station

Rob Writes Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of TIGER Funding for SEPTA 30th Street Station

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary United States Department of Transportation Dear Secretary Chao: On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, representing roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations in northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania, I write to offer my enthusiastic support for the Southeastern Pennsylvania […]

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#PhillyDelivers: Working to Bring Amazon to Greater Philadelphia

#PhillyDelivers: Working to Bring Amazon to Greater Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

When Amazon announced last month that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America (HQ2), Greater Philadelphia sprung into action to respond to their RFP. Your Chamber, led by our Select Greater Philadelphia Council team, is supporting PIDC and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, who are leading the process to assess the opportunity, gather […]

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Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Posted Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 0 comments

The announcement by Amazon last week that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America provides a unique opportunity for Greater Philadelphia, and your Chamber team is working with city, county and state representatives as well as business and civic leaders from across our community to respond to this RFP. The Chamber, led […]

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Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Grow PA: Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

For the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population dropped by more than 7,600 residents in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between July 2015 and July 2016, almost 46,000 Pennsylvanians left the Commonwealth. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of only eight states to lose population over the 12-month period. In addition, Pennsylvania’s employment […]

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Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Member Perspective: Michael K. Pearson

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael K. Pearson, President & CEO, Union Packaging, LLC @FoodBoxMan How can the business community work to be more inclusive in hiring practices? As Union Packaging’s founder, I have built an integrated and strategic Diverse and Inclusive employer. Inclusive recruitment is a core value governed by attentive policy and accountable leaders. Goals and […]

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An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Philly.com. by Rob Wonderling & Gregory A. Kelly In anticipation of President Trump’s proposal to generate a trillion-dollar investment for our nation’s infrastructure, the CEO Council for Growth, a council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, worked with public and private partners to develop a plan called […]

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Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in undertaking […]

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Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in […]

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Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The region is also gaining traction in the world of startup funding. When you think of cities that are known for technology, you probably think of the West Coast clichés like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Yet Philadelphia’s tech scene has slowly been surfacing on the […]

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Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber is pleased to provide a federal legislative update on legislative issues viewed as critical to growing Greater Philadelphia’s economy and quality of life.  These policy issues are primarily informed by the work of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), which is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region […]

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